Entitled The Middle Years, this issue further develops the content of Vol.12, No. 3 that introduced the early immigrant groups settling Rutland; the Irish, French, Italians and Poles.
Opening with a continuation of an earlier article by the Reverend Patrick Hannon, it further details St. Bridget’s Parish, all of whose members were Irish.
A lengthy article of the French Canadians, from the early 1800’s through the 1920’s follows with numerous further sources listed.
“Escape from Poland” recounts Poles escaping from the 1918 war, and settling in West Rutland. Written in great detail by F.E. Davison, it was first published in the Rutland Daily Herald on Feb. 27, 1918.
The Irish and French Canadians in Proctor by Marion E. Horan; The Irish in Vermont, by Thomas E. Heslin; The Swedish Settlement in Proctor by Otto T. Johnson; The Swedes in Vermont by Dorothy Mayo Harvey Swedish Pioneers, by Herbert W. Johnson, Sr., all written in great detail conclude this informative work.